Way beyond Words: Poetry on Reflection

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iUniverse, Mar 30, 2012 - Poetry - 130 pages
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After years of decline, poetry is once again regaining its rightful place in the field of popular art and entertainment. This growth has been spurred on by the advent of social networking, which has made it possible for groups of poets to emerge, led by poets who are confident and at ease with their art. One among these is author Alan Gilbert.

Way beyond Words: Poetry on Reflection is Gilbert’s fourth book of poetry—a collection of poems covering a myriad of feelings and emotions. Gilbert has been influenced by the romantic poets as well as more contemporary writers such as Phillip Larkin. He has developed a unique way of exploring evocative poetry in his range and style.

Rejecting the obscure language that has deterred readers in the past in favour of poetry that speaks to the soul, Gilbert has created artful poems that hold an immediate, powerful appeal and evoke intense feelings. Examining topics from love lost to a brightly shooting star, the poetry in Way beyond Words seeks to inspire all to explore the wide range of human emotions.

 

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Contents

Recurring Lives
1
Dont Upset the Birds
2
Contradictions
3
Our Secret Glade
4
Dont Think Me Gone
5
Fields of Lavender
6
I am a Knight
7
The Mystery of Emeralds
8
Boudicca Warrior Queen
62
Reflections
64
Once to a Heart
65
By Summer Streams
66
Goodbye Valparaiso
67
Soon Spring
69
Final Lap
70
Safe Harbour
71

The Silence was Bliss
9
The Saturday Kid
11
The Terror of Garsdoon Moor
12
An Orange Blossom Day
14
A Memory of Rooms
15
Met in Dreams
16
Four in a Row
17
Where Shall we Run?
18
Shooting Star
19
Clear Water
20
Alice in the Afternoon
21
The Arrogance of Man
22
Would You?
23
On Refection
24
I Remember Well
25
Concerto in Red
26
Hades Fair
27
Whisper
29
Ways She Is
30
Not as Much as I
31
You Shimmer
32
Heart
33
Branigans Lass
34
To Kill Another Day
35
Cynics
36
A Lovers Moon
37
Seasons
38
Me and You and Kerrie Ann
39
Reflected in Blue Eyes
40
Passions Realm
41
Manifesto
42
Stella
43
Mountain
44
Timeless Heart
45
To This Sorrow
46
Where Are They Now?
47
The Urban Beat
48
They Did
49
The Whisperers
50
Sleep Took Me
51
One Born to Fly
52
The Promise
53
Snowflakes
54
The Ballad of Pacos Pete
55
Timeless River
58
Walk With Me
59
The Myth of Moonlight
60
For Emily
61
Daggers and Sapphires
72
Castles of Sand
73
We Who Dream
74
Make Me a Butterfly
75
Bondage to Her Smile
76
A Bird Unknown
77
Her Mystery
78
What is Left?
79
Consummate Flight
80
If
81
Now Only I
82
Universal Secret
83
Rats
84
Speedbirds
85
Awake to Autumn
86
Everlasting You
87
Soon
88
Epitaph
89
How Wonderful the Night
90
Eternity
91
Will You Come with Me My Love?
92
Appassionato
93
Immortality
94
Shadows
95
A Whispered Dream
96
Tread Lightly
97
Rabid Dogs octain
98
Prairie Song
99
Along the Beach
100
If You Lead
101
Charm
102
The Gypsy Boys
103
The Faerie Dance
104
Thunder
105
Falling
106
Yes I Know
107
Wait a While
108
Night Feed
109
Eagles Flight octain
110
Chase Me
111
Brown Eyes
112
Missing Years
113
Kismet
114
The First Frost
115
Stills From the Dream
116
Poets
117
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Alan Gilbert is the author of the poetry books THE TREATMENT OF MONUMENTS (SplitLevel Texts, 2012) and LATE IN THE ANTENNA FIELDS (Futurepoem Books, 2011), and a collection of essays, articles, and reviews entitled Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight (Wesleyan University Press, 2006), which examines conceptual documentary strategies in contemporary poetry and visual art. His poems have appeared in publications such as The Baffler, BOMB, Boston Review, Chicago Review, DENVER QUARTERLY, FENCE, jubilat, and The Nation. His writings on poetry and art have appeared in a variety of publications, including Aperture, ArtforumBookforum, Cabinet, Modern Painters, Parkett, Time Out New York, etc. He's written about books and art regularly for the Village Voice and reviewed poetry for The Believer. He spent the summer of 2008 blogging for the Poetry Foundation's Harriet site, and again in April 2010, 2011, and 2012 for National Poetry Month. Gilbert has contributed art catalogue essays and entries for a number of biennials, group shows, and solo exhibitions. He's the recipient of a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and a 2006 Creative Capital Foundation Award for Innovative Literature (poetry). He has taught poetry workshops, art writing, art history, and studio art at Wesleyan University, School of Visual Arts, Parsons The New School for Design, Cooper Union, and the Naropa University Summer Writing Program. During the 1990s, Gilbert was a co-editor of the influential poetry journal apex of the M. He has a PhD in English literature from the University at Buffalo (SUNY). He currently lives in Brooklyn.

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